Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives (Personal Usage)
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives
A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises
About the Book
Paperback Edition available on Amazon, Lulu, and Barnes & Noble.
We present you: A new agile book with many exercises for facilitating retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they bring, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.
This is a book for agile coaches, scrum masters, project managers, product managers and facilitators who already have some experience with retrospectives.
With this book we are offering a half year of our work to the community to help teams all over the world to get better in doing retrospectives.
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This book is being translated into many languages, they are all available on Leanpub.
Ben Linders & Luis Gonçalves
About the authors
We are both active bloggers at www.benlinders.com and https://luis-goncalves.com. On our blogs we share our experiences on several agile and lean topics including retrospectives.
During the years we have conducted many different kinds of retrospectives. We think that practicing different exercises helps to develop your own personal toolbox with retrospective exercises and get more value out of them. If you want to get some extra ideas you can access to Agile Retrospectives Ideas.
- This book is also available on InfoQ: Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.
- Paperback Edition is published. Get your copy at Lulu, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Get your own personal copy of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospective to make your retrospectives more valuable.
Team / Small Company License (10 copies)
Copies for the whole team, everybody in your department, or (small companies) for all employees. Up to 10 readers.
Universities (non commercial - 100 copies)
For schools and universities who want to use this book in their curriculum. Educational, non-commercial use only. 100 copies.
Enterprise License (100 copies)
Increase the agility of your enterprise by giving employees this practical book full of valuable exercise. Up to 100 readers (for more copies, contact us).
Training / Consultancy
Are you a trainer or training/consultancy company? Please contact us directly (email firstname.lastname@example.org) for a license agreement (not sold via Leanpub).
Bundles that include this book
Strategic software delivery consultant
People tasked with facilitating team retrospectives, such as agile coaches or Scrum masters, will benefit the most from the book as it contains several great ideas for organising and troubleshooting retrospectives.
Agile testing coach and practitioner
Try the exercises in this book whether your team is new to retrospectives, new to agile in general, or quite experienced with agile and retros but in need of a refreshing change.
Editor of Software Development Books and Methods & Tools
This is a book that I naturally recommend to every people that has to run retrospectives, but also to every project manager that wants to facilitate meetings to solve issues in software development projects.
Agile Coach and trainer at VX Company
Handig, alles bij elkaar in een boekje. Heb ‘m meteen gedownload. Ben, bedankt!
Author of Lean Change Management
I just finished this book, it's a must-have reference guide for any facilitator, not just Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. What sets this book apart is that each section has a "when to use this technique" and detailed instructions for how to do it.
Program Director (Market) at Envato, blogs at Scrumage.com
(...) hit this little beauty – Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives by Luis Gonçalves and Ben Linders. It’s a really quick read full of ideas to mix it up in your retrospectives.
Mirella de Vries
Product Owner / Informatieanalist at IT&Care BV
I was looking for a practical guide with a short introduction on restrospectives and lots of examples which I could use during our retrospectives. I found it all in this book!
Principal Engineer and ScrumMaster at Fitbit and Editor at Techwell
Skim the book to get a sense of what’s there, and then use it as a reference as you plan your next retrospective. (...) This book will help you keep your retrospectives fresh.
Senior Lean Agile Coach
This is an interesting book to understand and perform Retrospectives for Agile Teams. Highly recommended for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches.
Agile & Scrum Coach
This book is great! Every ScrumMaster and Agile Coach should have it on his bookshelf. You can get many practicable ideas for conducting retrospectives from this book. And it is really easily accessible.
Lead Consultant (ALM, Agile)
Great hands-on book with multiple techniques, tools, aims and all in a very hands-on manner.
PMO consultant at NN Group
a must read for scrum masters, agile coaches and project managers to assure that their retrospectives get the attention they need to get the most out of them as well as expanding their toolbox.
Scrum Master - Cyprus Agile and Innovation community
As a Scrum Master, I have found this book a very useful tool for my retrospectives and not only. It helped me view things from a different perspective and many of the exercises helped me in a lot of situations. I keep it saved on my cell phone and I advise it often and I strongly recommend it for every Scrum related person, especially Scrum Masters.
Table of Contents
- What Is an Agile Retrospective?
- Why Do We Do Retrospectives?
- Business Value of Agile Retrospectives
- Pre-Requirements for Retrospectives
- Designing a Retrospective
- Asking Questions
- One-Word Retrospective
- Car Brand
- Happiness Index
- Five Times Why
- Team Assessment Survey
- Strengths-Based Retrospective
- High Performance Tree
- Value Stream Mapping
- Retrospective of Retrospectives
- Benefits of Retrospectives
- Adopting Agile Retrospectives
- A Retrospectives Book in Your Language
- Develop Your Agile Retrospective Facilitation Skills
- Valuable Agile Retrospectives
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